Winous Point Field Trip August 14, 2010 Photos


Shorebirding with Tom Bartlett

WCAS Saturday August 14, 2010

18 birders

41 species


WCAS birders visited Winous Point Shooting Club for shorebird banding by Tom Bartlett and his USGS team.  It was a great opportunity to appreciate the beautiful plumage of a variety of species ages and sexes of shorebirds close up.  Sunny 78-degree weather made it a perfect day on the dikes. Winous Point Shooting Club is a private preserve. It is the second-oldest hunting club in the United States, founded in 1856 by the some of the same families who founded the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.  The club’s Winous Point Marsh Conservancy supports wetlands research. We were guests of the property owners and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. To finish the day we enjoyed a picnic with Laurie Boylan and Dave Lewis.


Bird List:


Canada Goose

Double-crested Cormorant

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Black-crowned Night-heron

Turkey Vulture

Bald Eagle

Cooper's Hawk (zoomed by the banding area)

Red-tailed Hawk

Wilson's Phalarope

Red-necked Phalarope


Least Sandpiper

Semi-palmated Sandpiper

Marbled Godwit

Short-billed Dowitcher

Greater Yelowlegs

Lesser Yellowlegs

Pectoral Sandpiper

Semi-palmated Plover



Ring-billed Gull

Caspian Tern

Common Tern

Forster's Tern

Mourning Dove

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Belted Kingfisher

Northern Flicker

Eastern Kingbird

Tree Swallows (flock)

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Bank Swallow

Barn Swallow

American Robin

Cedar Waxwing

Song Sparrow

Indigo Bunting

Red-winged Blackbird

House Finch


That was a WONDERFUL field trip to Winous Point - thank you to all who were in on the planning.  The bird banding by Tom Bartlett was so interesting, and he did a great job of showing us around - what an awesome piece of property that is that is being protected by the hunt club.


And Bob says to tell Joanne and Penny thank you soooooooooooo very much for the delicious chocolate chip cookies, and thank you to Mary Anne for putting in his request!  We missed you Tom and Mary Anne.


Penny - Those cookies and bread from the bakery were AWESOME!  So sorry Page wasn't feeling up to making it to the potluck. 


And thanks to Tom and Cindy for the yummy potato salad!


Good birding,

Dave and the Doodles

Winous birders © Penny O'Connor

Banding station © Terry Gorges

Tom Bartlett with shorebird © Tom Fishburn

Short-billed Dowitcher Tom Fishburn

Least Sandpiper © Tom Fishburn

Laurie, Penny, Joanne, Cindy © Tom Fishburn

Cindy with Short-billed Dowitcher © Tom Fishburn

Willet, Tern © Dave Lewis

Wilson's Phalarope © Dave Lewis

Lodge at Winous Point © Tom Fishburn

Research facility at Winous © Dave Lewis

Laurie with Punt boats © Terry Gorges

Common Green Darner © Dave Lewis

Leopard Frog © Dave Lewis

Picnic Partakers © Laurie Boylan

Bob with cookies © Laurie Boylan

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